Modernising a village hall/community building constitution

Course Category:
Community Development


  • £28.89: Members of Devon Communities Together and Growing the Rural Church
  • £36.97: Charities, Community Groups or Parish and Town Councils that are not members of Devon Community Together
  • £69.31: Private Sector organisations and Statutory Local Authorities

course description

Dead trustees, defunct contributing organisations, unintelligible language …. Is it time to change?

But, it’s not quite as simple as re-writing the ‘rules’: What can you do? How can you do it?

Time for more fundamental considerations? Who can help?

Come along and find out more about resolving these issue with Martin Rich. Informing Village halls and finding solutions for them take up much of Martin’s time. He can provide advice on governance, management, building works and funding. Working with village hall committees to enhance these key facilities is a major contribution to community sustainability.

*PLEASE NOTE. If you are part of a mission community involved in the Growing the Rural Church Project, please book the DCT members rate and ensure that you include the name of your parish and mission community when booking.

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about your tutor

Martin Rich

Martin is the community buildings advisor at Devon Communities Together. He works closely with village hall committees to help them understand their responsibilities and to run their halls successfully. He advises on the many technical and legal requirements of running a hall, raising funds and managing major projects. He runs the Hallmark quality assurance scheme.

Additionally he is our energy advisor for domestic and community buildings; advises on parish plans, sport, play and helps organise many of our events.


Please let Support Services know if there is anything that would affect your learning and if there is anything we can do to enable you to fully participate in our courses and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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